General Motors India’s Chevrolet Sail UV-A hatchback and sedan refreshed

In order to stay relevant in the hot and happening Indian car market, General Motors India has refreshed two of its major mass market cars, the Sail U-VA hatchback and sedan. Both models receive slight stylistic makeovers on the outside and revamped bits on the inside, to make for fresher looking and feeling cars.

While the refreshed Chevrolet Sail U-VA hatchback is priced between 4.41 and 6.81 lakh rupees, the Sail sedan is priced between 5.19 and 7.64 lakh rupees, all prices reflecting ex-showroom Delhi figures. Both cars are offered with petrol and turbo diesel engine options, while manual transmissions are standard.

Prices of both cars have gone up marginally. Before the refresh, the Sail U-VA hatchback was priced between 4.29 and 6.62 lakh rupees while the Sail sedan carried prices in the 5.15 and 7.54 lakh rupees range. Delving into the exact set of feature changes on the refreshed Chevrolet Sail U-VA hatchback and the Sail sedan, the cars get the following new bits,

  • Revised alloy wheel design
  • Chrome garish for fog lamp surrounds
  • Blacked out B-Pillar
  • Dual-tone dashboard with black and beige colour elements
  • New steering wheel in black finish
  • Chrome surrounds for the AC vents and gear knob
  • New Double-DIN audio system

The petrol powered Chevrolet Sail U-VA hatchback and Sail sedan use a 1.2 liter-4 cylinder motor that outputs 85 Bhp of peak power and 113 Nm of peak torque. The diesel powered Sail twins use a 1.3 liter-4 cylinder turbo diesel motor that pumps out 77 Bhp-205 Nm. Both engines drive the front wheels of the cars by means of 5 speed manual transmissions.

Top end variants of the Sail twins get three point seat belts, ABS+EBD and Twin Airbags as major safety equipment. Both cars have Chinese origins and have been strong sellers in China. However, they have failed to take off in the Indian car market, which has more attractive offerings, and the latest refresh from General Motors is to infuse a new wind in both cars’ tails.

Variants wise, ex-showroom Delhi pricing of the Sail U-VA hatchback and Sail sedan are as follows,

Chevrolet Sail U-VA Petrol

  • 1.2  – Rs. 441,200
  • 1.2 LS  – Rs. 488,500
  • 1.2 LS ABS  – Rs. 510,250
  • 1.2 LT ABS  – Rs. 577,000

Chevrolet Sail U-VA Diesel

  • 1.3 TCDi  – Rs. 538,650
  • 1.3 TCDi LS  – Rs. 588,250
  • 1.3 TCDi LS ABS  – Rs. 599,900
  • 1.3 TCDi LT ABS  – Rs. 681,250

Chevrolet Sail Petrol Sedan

  • 1.2 – Rs. 519,650
  • 1.2 LS – Rs. 571,400
  • 1.2 LS ABS – Rs. 599,900
  • 1.2 LT ABS – Rs. 648,650

Chevrolet Sail Diesel Sedan

  • 1.3 TCDi – Rs. 639,300
  • 1.3 TCDi LS – Rs. 677,700
  • 1.3 TCDi LS ABS – Rs. 707,300
  • 1.3 TCDi LT ABS – Rs. 764,700